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The River had taken Boromir son of Denethor, and he was not seen again inMinas Tirith, standing as he used to stand upon the White Tower in the morning.  But Gondor in the after-days it long was said that the elven-boat rode the falls and the foaming pool, and bore him down through Osgiliath, and past the many mouths of Anduin, out into the Great Sea at night under the stars.

For a while the three companions remained silent, gazing after him.  Then Aragorn spoke, ‘They will look for him from the White Tower,’ he said, ‘but he will not return from mountain or from sea.’  Then slowly he began to sing:

Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass
The West Wind comes walking, and about the walls it
‘What news from the West, O wandering wind, do you
bring to me tonight?
Have you seen Boromir the Tall by moon or by starlight?’
‘I saw him ride over seven streams, over waters wide
and grey;
I saw him walk in empty lands, until he passed away
Into the shadows of the North. I saw him then no more.
The North Wind may have heard the horn of the son of
‘O Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked
But you came not from the empty lands where no men

Then Legolas Sang:

From the mouths of the Sea the South Wind flies, from
the sandhills and the stones;
The wailing of the gulls it bears, and at the gate it
‘What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring
to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.’
‘Ask not of me where he doth dwell — so many bones
there lie
On the white shores and the dark shores under the
stormy sky;
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind
sends to me!’
‘O Boromir! Beyond the gate the seaward road runs
But you came not with the ailing gulls from the grey
sea’s mouth.’

Then Aragorn sang again:

From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides, and past
the roaring falls;
And clear and cold about the tower its loud horn calls.
‘What news from the North, O mighty wind, do you
bring to me today?
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.’
‘Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they do the water
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid
to rest;
And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon its
‘O Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward
To Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, until the end of days.’

So they ended.

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Found Again

In honor of National Poetry day, I should like to recite a poem, entitled: Found (Sequel to poem, “Alone Again“)

She looked out the window in the clear autumn morning
The happiness she found came without warning
On her face was that smile
she’d lost for a while
On her chest sat a Cross
which she also had lost
Sitting beside her was her new husband
“The best man,” said she, “in all the land!”
He looked at her, her smile was bright
it outshone every light
He placed his arm around her shoulder
the day was growing colder
She laid her head upon his chest
At last her life had rest
“I am so blessed to have found you,”
she whispered to her love true
“As am I,” he said in reply
their love shown in their eyes
And as it is said so many times
 for it fills the rooms with joy and laughter
the couple went on for many more years
and lived happily ever after

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Poetry Friday: Alone Again

Away in a room stands the girl alone
her hands worn in vain
She tries to put behind the thoughts
her eyes close in pain
There in the darkness she sees his face
she runs to meet his arms
But when at last she reaches the end
and opens wide her eyes
she meets an empty place
She falls to the floor
and sits with subtle tears falling down her cheek
there is no one there to greet her
Her love is never more
she is alone again

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